Originally Posted by La Frescobaldi
UCLA Lew Alcindor was all over Sports Illustrated. Check out http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/
There's actually a really nice search engine in that website. Although the writing has drooped sadly in recent years, Sports Illustrated used to be one of the finest collections of sportswriters in the world.
We used to devour those magazines looking for articles about Lew and the excitement of all of us when he went to the NBA was
which totally proved out. What a great career that man had!!
Good stuff! I'm too busy looking at covers right now to get to the articles though, these are some great photos. I'm looking forward to reading some articles later, thanks for the link.
Two questions -- when do you think SI was at its best, and when do you think it fell off as a legitimate sports periodical?